Upstream patches and getting them into stable

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Tue Nov 16 15:39:19 GMT 2010


On 11/16/2010 04:35 PM, Tim Gardner wrote:
> On 11/16/2010 08:22 AM, Jeremy Foshee wrote:
>> Folks,
>>      I am being asked about a patch that has been purported to improve
>> desktop responsiveness. The issue is that it appears to have been
>> discussed on the LKML:
>> http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=128978361700898&w=2
>>
>> If this patch makes it, or is indeed already in Linus' tree. How then
>> would one go about asking that it be included in stable?
>>
>> I am certain we discussed this verbally at some point. My poor brain,
>> nor my search-fu are much help right now.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> ~JFo
>>
> 
> This patch is still a work in progress. Its possible that it may make 
> the .38 merge window so I'd like to wait until we see what form it 
> finally takes.
> 
> rtg

But if it does, there is a very limited change (depending probably on the ass
kicking capabilities of Linus) that it goes into an upstream stable tree because
it is adding a feature. But one never knows...

-Stefan



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